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  • 1. Ontario Volunteer Centre Networkc/o Volunteer MBC, 7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3(905) 238-2622 x228ctw@ovcn.cahttp://ctw.ovcn.ca/For Immediate Release March 20, 2013 OVCN and Pillar pre-launch ChangeTheWorld campaign in London, Ont. ChangeTheWorld ignites passion for volunteerism in Ontario youthBRAMPTON, Ont. – The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network is pre-launching the 6th ChangeTheWorld -Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge in London, Ont. London’s volunteer centre Pillar Nonprofit Networkis the host of this event for 300 youth Change Champions on March 26, 2013.“Volunteering motivates youth to create positive change in their communities,” said Carine Strong,Chair, Ontario Volunteer Centre Network. “Pillar Nonprofit is a great partner and the City of London is awonderful place to inspire youth to get involved with the ChangeTheWorld campaign.”As host, Pillar Nonprofit Network will bring together 300 students from the Thames Valley DistrictSchool Board and London District Catholic School Board. This is a free event and will feature liveentertainment by the London-based rock band U-turn and O.N.E. Hip-Hop dance studio. Guestspeakers include the directors of TVDSB and LDCSB. As well, Change Champions from London willspeak, encouraging the audience to get involved in their communities.“The youth of London exceeded expectations last year with 927 volunteers logging in almost 6,000hours,” said Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director, Pillar Nonprofit Network. “as hosts of this year’s pre-launch, we’re anticipating an even larger amount of youth volunteers this year.”The ChangeTheWorld Challenge hopes to inspire over 30,000 youth to volunteer a minimum of threehours from April 21 to May 20, 2013. This initiative is funded by the Ontario government. Youth willhave the opportunity to volunteer with community service organizations at various events across theprovince. Opportunities will be made available through the OVCN website http://ctw.ovcn.ca/.ChangeTheWorld also encourages youth to establish their own initiatives to contribute to the challenge.The Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) is an unincorporated network of 23 volunteer centres inOntario, guided by a volunteer steering committee. Its key goal is to engage Ontarians and ignite theirpassion for volunteerism. The OVCN provides a provincial network and a unified voice to strengthenthe individual and collective ability of volunteer centres in Ontario to promote and develop volunteerism.For more information, please visit http://ovcn.ca/.Media Contacts:Fiona Yu, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Ontario Volunteer Centre Network, ctw@ovcn.ca905-238-2622 ext. 228.Nicole St. John, Program & Event Coordinator, Pillar Nonprofit Network, 519-433-7876, cell 519-668-4456 -30-

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